Descendants of Isaac Hutto
of Lower Palatinate of the Rhine

Palatinate of the Rhine (14th - 18th C)

Generation #1

Isaac Hutto of the Lower Palatinate of the Rhine (now Germany)

Isaac Hutto was born in 1695 in Lower Palatinate, Germany, reportedly in the vicinity of Sobernheim near Bad Kreuznach. Located between the Main and Upper Rhine rivers and extending south to Switzerland, the Rhenish Pfalz was devastated by wars between Catholic France and Protestant German states, overpopulation, heavy taxation, and exceptionally harsh winters between 1708 and 1719. Conditions were rife for ex-migration.

In about 1721, Isaac married Maria Catharina von Stern b. 1699 in Lower Palatinate of the Rhine (Germany). They settled down and began raising a family. Whether personal conditions were intolerable, coercing Isaac and family to leave, or whether news of opportunities drew Isaac to America, we will never know. But, we do know that Isaac and family departed the Lower Palatinate, arriving in South Carolina aboard the barque "Oliver" in July of 1735.

Many Palatinate immigrants to America became known as "Redemptioners." Most families spent weeks making their way down the Rhine River to the Port of Rotterdam, arriving nearly destitute. Their solution was to sign a letter of indenture to pay for passage to America. However, the Palatine situation was different from other indentured immigrants. The Palatine System provided for a second negotiation upon arrival in America where many indentures were purchased by previous Palatine immigrants. Once free from indenture, they prospered and propagated, adding their ethnic German influence to our American character.

Having arrived in Charles Town, Isaac and family were sold into indenture as cited in the article from the South Carolina Gazette. Isaac is next found in 1739, where he received Lot #282 in the Town of Orangeburg and 350 acres east of town along Limestone Creek as headright for himself, Catharina, and five children. This provides evidence to the fact that Isaac served four years of indenture at an unknown location during which son Jacob was born.

Researchers of Orangeburg Co, South Carolina, truly benefit from the records compiled by Rev. Giessendanner and his nephew at St. Matthew's Church. These volumes record marriages from October 1737 through 1768, baptisms from December 1739 through 1761, and deaths from February 1750 through 1761. And, many lineages have been documented from this original source <http://www.xs4all.nl/~sail/orange/a-index.html>.

Isaac and Maria Catharina lived together in their new home in Orangeburg Co SC for 14 years. Isaac died of natural causes 8/15/1752 on the path between his plantation and Orangeburg. Of note, Isaac has been cited as the progenitor for all of the thousands of Hutto families in America.

Maria Catharina married Henry Mell of Orangeburg Co SC in 1753. Henry's fate is unknown, but Maria Catharina lived only another 5 years, dying 5/3/1758 in Rocky Swamp SC.

Arrival of the "Oliver," The South Carolina Gazette, 7/26/1735:
On Sunday last arrived here Capt. Robert Robinson, mentioned in our last, with about 200 Palatines, most of them being poor, they are obliged to sell themselves and their Children for their Passages (which is six Pistoles in Gold per head) within a fortnight from the time of their arrival according to the agreement they made with the Captain, or else to pay one Pistole per head more to be carried to Philadelphia.

[South Carolina] Council Journal, 22 Feb 1739 (OGS News Vol. I pg. 18 , pg. 131; Vol. II, pg.120).:
1739 Jul 25 Surv. Lot 282 + 350 acres (Limestone Creek) Plat 4:179; Grant 42:218.
Petition 22 Feb 1739 For Headrights: self [Isaac], wife [Catharina], son [Charles] 15, dau. [Anna] 16, dau. [Sarah] 13, son [Peter] 12 , and son [Jacob] 2.
1742 November 30, married John Inabnet to Miss Marguretta Negly. Witnesses Hans Danner, Simon Sanger, Wardz, Henry Strowman, and Isaac Otto. (Rev. Giessendanner) 
1750 In the Church of Orangeburgh on Sunday August 19th. Leonhard, son of Leonhard and Sirrah Warnedow. Born January 15th 1749/50. Susceptr. Isaac Hottow, William Cooper and Sirrah his wife. (Rev. Giessendanner)
1752 On Monday August 17th was buryed the Body of Isaac Hottow, a Settler in this Township for Several years past, who died Suddenly on Saturday August 15th in the Evening in the Path, as he was going home and was found and taken up dead between his house and the Town of Orangeburgh, no Mark of any Fall or Violence done him could be seen on his Body. He left a wife and 7 children, four of which are marryed. He was aged 57 years and buryed at his own plantation. (Rev. Giessendanner) 
1753 On Tuesday April 24th. In Ditto By Banns Henry Mell to Mary Catharine, widow of Isaac Hottow, late of Orangeburgh. Township, deceased. Bernhard Ziegler to Anne Mary Wedlin, widow, both lately come from Germany. Both Couple in Presence of John Amacher Senr., Frederick Huber, John William Leysaht, etc. (Rev.Giessendanner) 
Eldest son [Charles] inherited father's land 1755. 3/5/1762 Sold to Jacob, Isaac Jr., and Benjamin 250 acres at Deer Hill. The brothers sold the same land to George McMichael in 1770. Land Grant in Four Holes Swamp. Plat 7:261; Memorial 14:250.
1758 On Sunday March 5th in Orangeburgh Church. Patty, daughter of John and Barbara Platt, born [blank]. Suscept: Charles Hottow, Mary Katherine, wife of Henry Mell, and Margaret wife of Samuel Densmore. (Rev. Giessendanner)

    Children

    1. Anna Hutto

Council Journal, 22 Feb 1739) [OGS News Vol. I pg. 18 , pg. 131; Vol. II, pg.120.]:
1739 Jul 25 Surv. Lot 282 + 350 acres (Limestone Creek) Plat 4:179; Grant 42:218.
Petition 22 Feb 1739 For Headrights: self [Isaac], wife [Catharina], son [Charles] 15, dau. [Anna] 16, dau. [Sarah] 13, son [Peter] 12 , and son [Jacob] 2.

    2. Charles Hutto

Council Journal, 22 Feb 1739) [OGS News Vol. I pg. 18 , pg. 131; Vol. II, pg.120.]:
1739 Jul 25 Surv. Lot 282 + 350 acres (Limestone Creek) Plat 4:179; Grant 42:218.
Petition 22 Feb 1739 For Headrights: self [Isaac], wife [Catharina], son [Charles] 15, dau. [Anna] 16, dau. [Sarah] 13, son [Peter] 12 , and son [Jacob] 2.
Eldest son [Charles Hutto] inherited father's land 1755.
3/5/1762 [Charles Hutto] Sold to Jacob, Isaac Jr., and Benjamin 250 acres at Deer Hill. The brothers sold the same land to George McMichael in 1770. Land Grant in Four Holes Swamp. Plat 7:261; Memorial 14:250.
Quit Rent Roll of 1768. [Charles Hutto] a neighbor of Thomas Hill, whose farm was in Orangeburg Dist, Berkeley Co. on a branch of Four Holes Swamp called Sarrys Branch.
In 1774 [Charles Hutto] and his wife signed a lease to his younger brothers Jacob, Isaac and Benjamin.
1778-9. [Charles Hutto] was a petit juror “below Orangeburg,, listed close to Thomas Hill.
Wife Ann [Hutto] provided material aid to the Revolutionary cause:
June 1782. Provided rations for three men and horses.
July 1782. Provided "3 Beeves and 1 year old Heifer" for the use of Col. Knotten's Regt. on their march to Ft. Sumter.
Dec. 1782. Provided 10 3/4 lb. of bacon for the troops.

    3. Sarah Hutto

Council Journal, 22 Feb 1739) [OGS News Vol. I pg. 18 , pg. 131; Vol. II, pg.120.]:
1739 Jul 25 Surv. Lot 282 + 350 acres (Limestone Creek) Plat 4:179; Grant 42:218.
Petition 22 Feb 1739 For Headrights: self [Isaac], wife [Catharina], son [Charles] 15, dau. [Anna] 16, dau. [Sarah] 13, son [Peter] 12 , and son [Jacob] 2.
... [R]eceived a land grant of 200 acres 16 miles west of Orangeburg near the South Fork of the Edisto River. These two hundred acres were granted Leonard [Vernadeau] by King George II in August 1758.

    4. Peter Hutto

Council Journal, 22 Feb 1739) [OGS News Vol. I pg. 18 , pg. 131; Vol. II, pg.120.]:
1739 Jul 25 Surv. Lot 282 + 350 acres (Limestone Creek) Plat 4:179; Grant 42:218.
Petition 22 Feb 1739 For Headrights: self [Isaac], wife [Catharina], son [Charles] 15, dau. [Anna] 16, dau. [Sarah] 13, son [Peter] 12 , and son [Jacob] 2.
1750 In the Church of Orangeburgh On Sunday January 20th. Isaac, son of Peter and Margaret Barbara Hottow. Born December 4th last Susceptr. Isaac Hottow, Charles Hottow, and Ann Margaret, wife of George Shuler. (Rev. Giessendanner) 

    5. Jacob Hutto b. 1736 Orangeburg Co SC

    6. Isaac Hutto

Whit Sunday, 3 June 1753, Isaac Hutto mentioned as a new communicant. (Rev. Giessendanner)
1758 Baptized in Orangeburgh Church on Sunday April 23d. Isaac, son of Charles and Ann Hottow, born 23d March 1758. Suret: Isaac Hottow, Simon Yonn, and Margaret Dietrick. (Rev. Giessendanner) 
3/5/1762 [Charles Hutto] Sold to Jacob, Isaac Jr., and Benjamin 250 acres at Deer Hill. The brothers sold the same land to George McMichael in 1770. Land Grant in Four Holes Swamp. Plat 7:261; Memorial 14:250.
Isaac Hutto obtained 200 acres of land on 20 Aug.1767 on Rocky Swamp, by a Royal Land Grant (Book 9, page 313).
In 1774 [Charles Hutto] and his wife signed a lease to his younger brothers Jacob, Isaac and Benjamin.
Isaac Hutto served as a private in the Revolution under Gen Francis Marion (sworn before Lewis Golson JP 1 July 1784. He received an indented certificate which he sold on 21 June 1785 to Samuel Jones. (SC Rev file 3916). Another file at the SC archives is an empty envelope labeled “Isaac Hutto for 80 days service as a sergeant.”

    7. Benjamin Hutto

3/5/1762 [Charles Hutto] Sold to Jacob, Isaac Jr., and Benjamin 250 acres at Deer Hill. The brothers sold the same land to George McMichael in 1770. Land Grant in Four Holes Swamp. Plat 7:261; Memorial 14:250.
In the Charlestown Gazette of 9 May 1768 we learn that Benjamin Hutto was convicted of horse stealing.
In 1774 [Charles Hutto] and his wife signed a lease to his younger brothers Jacob, Isaac and Benjamin and his wife Susannah.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR -- LOYALISTS
Pvt. Hutto, Benjamin, Sr. Col. Fisher's Orangeburg Militia 1780
Pvt. Hutto, Benjamin, Jr. " " "
On 22 March 1790 a plat was recorded for 350 acres of land which Benjamin Hutto received on Giddy Swamp, near Wagener SC.

    8. Mary Catherine Hutto

Generation #2

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